BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)
Less than a month away from her slated 10-round WBC World female flyweight title, Arely Mucino is still scrambling to find an opponent. The 25-year-old native of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, has been on a tear of late, winning six of seven and her only bump in the road was a draw against Jessica Chavez for the WBC Silver female light flyweight title back in November of 2013.
Mucino (21-2-2, 10ko’s) has major knock out power for her weight and grinded out a tough win against Shindo Go for the WBC title in December. She would be defending her belt for the first time. A possible name being thrown out there is Susi Kentikian, who is the top-ranked flyweight in the world.
However, it seems unlikely that Kentikian would take the fight for several reasons. The first is she just fought in November for the WBA title and won it when she defeated Naoko Fujioka, and the second being she would have to fight Arely in her backyard where many times close decisions go to the home town favorite.
It does not appear that Kentikian (34-2, 17ko’s) travel to Mexico to take on the upstart Mucino.